In Pakistan and around the world, the one luxury feature that always excites house hunters is the swimming pool. It provides entertainment for all the family and a refreshing place to enjoy the sun on hot days.

With that in mind, Lamudi has handpicked some of the more exclusive pool properties across the globe.

DHA Phase VI, Karachi – The areas of Karachi near the Arabian Sea, like Clifton and DHA, are home to many of the city’s celebrity residents and wealthy elite.

Located in DHA Phase VI, this house has not one, but two swimming pools. In addition, it features an amazing nine bedrooms, dual kitchens, a dining hall and a drawing room. These features and the house’s ideal location in one of Karachi’s most prestigious areas make the Rs. 230,000,000 price a dream.

Tamarin Mauritius – In the west of Mauritius, there is a beach side village that local surfers call home. Surrounded by lush hills, it is an idyllic location to buy real estate.

This villa sits on over 3000 square metres and is equipped with a large swimming pool. If the laps become boring, the beach and the crystal clear Indian Ocean can be reached in just a short stroll. If that wasn’t enough entertainment, there is a also a golf course for residents. Rentable for USD 4,200 per month.

Amman, Jordan– This villa is located in the capital city of Jordan. Amman is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, so has an abundance of culture and history for visitors to enjoy. Amman is also the Middle East’s hub for medical tourism and has the best healthcare in the country.

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This house is perfect for entertaining. It has four bedrooms with five bathrooms, each with a spacious balcony. It can be rented for around USD 4,600 per month.

West Bay Lagoon, Qatar – This stunning house is based in one of the more exclusive areas of Doha, the capital of Qatar. There are many luxury villas in the neighbourhood and these are popular with families and professionals, who enjoy the peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated parts of the city.

If you get tired of the swimming pool, there is direct access to the beach, which you have a view of from the villa. This is currently rentable for USD 4,115 per month.

Diana Beach, Kenya – Off the coast of Kenya one can discover a paradise on the Indian Ocean. Just 19 miles south of Mombasa, lies this six mile long beach, stretching from the Kongo River to Galu Beach in the south.

There are two houses on the property, one with six bedrooms and the other for guests. The swimming pool is large enough for friends and family. This luxury pad also fronts onto the beach, with impressive panoramic views. The house can be purchased for around USD $2.2 million.

Sanur, Bali – Sanur in Bali is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in a country that is spoiled for pristine beaches. Sanur is easy to access with just a 30 minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

This three bedroom villa is new to the market. All the bedrooms are ensuite and have the benefit of looking out onto the pool and its lush tropical gardens. This is now on the market for USD 766 per month.